DICKSON, Tenn. – Kyle Slattery won his third tournament of the year, taking medalist honors at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate which wrapped up Tuesday at Greystone Golf Club. Two other SIUE golfers finished inside the top four to lead the Cougars to a second-place finish.
"Kyle winning again is extraordinary," SIUE Head Coach Brown said. "Three wins in five tournaments is something that just doesn't happen. He has been winning at an exceptional level and beating some really good talent."
The tournament was shortened to 36 holes following rain delays throughout Monday.
Slattery posted rounds of 69-67 to finish at 136 (-8). The senior from Rockford, Illinois, becomes the third player in school history to win three tournaments in a career, let alone in a season. Slattery already has wins at EKU and at SIUE's home event. His scores at Austin Peay also give him 12 career rounds in the 60s, tying for the most in school history.
"To have one player win and have two guys tie for third is great," Brown said. "That's now seven of 11 rounds under par for Albert and Conor has been a mainstay for us for a few years. I am extremely happy for both of them."
As a team, SIUE finished with a seven-under-par 569. The Cougars were two shots behind team-champion Belmont. Trevecca (572) finished third.
Also for SIUE, Brooks Jungbluth, playing as an individual, tied for 17th at 144. He shot a 69 in the second round, which tied his career low round.
"I am happy for Brooks as well for shooting under par and for the top-20 finish," Brown added. "He has had a great fall as a freshman."
SIUE now breaks from tournament player until late February when the Cougars will take part in the Loyola Intercollegiate in Goodyear, Arizona.
"Now it's time for us to get back into the classroom and finish the semester strong," Brown said. "We'll get in the weight room and keep getting stronger and we'll be ready to go in February in Phoenix."